Occasionally, when I see I am getting a fair number of visitors from Black Velvet Bruce Li, I wander on over to see Greg Letiecq’s latest mischief. Since I do not approve of his website, I find it mighty strange that he advertises mine. I can only suppose he feels our occasional conflicts help to bring visitors to his website.
People do in fact tend to be attracted to conflict. We stage sporting events, the news media sends reporters into war zones, historians record the history of our conflicts, and story tellers make up yarns that portray imaginative conflicts with aliens, monsters, gods, and whatever.
At his website, Letiecq stages political sporting events and tells political yarns. For example, in addition to settling a personal grudge, Letiecq’s attacks on Faisal Gill provided ample opportunity for imaginative yarns and political conflict (for related posts on this website, see Faisal Gill). Unfortunately, Letiecq’s imaginative personal attacks are not harmless. They cause unwarranted harm to people’s reputations.
Consider Letiecq’s latest personal attacks, his attacks on Will Payne and Senator Ken Stolle (here). I do not know anything about Will Payne and Senator Ken Stolle. I just have sympathy for anyone Letiecq would attack. Why is Letiecq attacking these men? Well, Letiecq considers switching political parties a grave betrayal. Yet as one of his commenters pointed out (here), Letiecq really has nothing on which to base his charges.
I suppose Letiecq thinks nobody should ever switch political parties. Yet people do. I wonder, for example, if Letiecq has ever heard of Ronald Reagan or Winston Churchill. When each of these men switched political parties, were they what Letiecq would consider putzes? Fortunately for Payne, some members of the Democratic Party seem happy with his “abuse of trust” (see here and here). Is it because they want a traitor in their midst?
As I have said before, I would like to see Letiecq removed from participation in the Prince William Republican Committee. If the Republican Party is to maintain high standards and deserve the public’s trust, then we must have some standards for the people we accept into our membership. So in future posts I intend to discuss the case removing Letiecq and the difficulties that would be involved.
Nothing of this sort is ever easy, but I suppose that is just as well. Stay tuned.